Sunday, September 30, 2007

Morose Monday Musings

Something is happening in my life right now that I waver between sharing and keeping to myself. And I say I waver only because I’m a firm believer in “the other blog.”

“What,” you ask, “is this ‘other blog’ of which you speak?” It’s the place I can go to write stuff that shouldn’t be aired in public. It’s what keeps me from being a Jerry Springer guest.

Do I depict my life as being all unicorns, rainbows and butterflies? No. I think I’m pretty straight-up about that. But there have been one or two incidents over this near year that I’ve been blogging that I’ve kept to myself. And now this.

Does that mean there’s nothing else to write about? No, I got plenty to write about. I could tell you how I managed to go through the first two kids’ baby and toddler clothes and purge, purge, purge with little crying. I could tell you about the all-day concert Saturday at a regional park, and how old the rockers looked – onstage and off. I could tell you about the joy I’m getting from reading my all-time favorite book to the eldest lad.

I have a new shirt. All you trendy folks have probably seen its saying everywhere before. I just saw it for the first time a month or so ago. It says, “Life is Good.” I think I’ll wear that today. There’s some babble I picked up in a psych class in college that said something to the effect that if you say something often enough, you can make your mind believe it, you can make it true in a sense.

Life is Good.

11 comments:

WorksForMom said...

I so agree with "your other blog" mentality Patois. Whatever it is, you are right. Life is good. Great post.

g said...

I really enjoy your posts, Patois. I think your blog pretty much carries itself the way it is. Yours is great content. You don't have the fancy schmancy stuff (or marathon posts to showcase some sort of superiority) either. *chuckles* Your first sentences usually grab me. And you put things quite simply.

Your becoming one my favorites, really!

Oh, I have another blog too. I think airing even not-too-dirty laundry would be a bit shameless, even for someone as shameless as me. ;D Some do it quite anonymously, but I figured that's really not my style. It works for others though.

Anywho, we all have sob stories, we all have issues, but with that, we all have cries of joy too (I hope). And as cliche as what it says on your t-shirt may sound, I think that's what makes life good. And some blogs good. Or not. :P

All the best, Patois! And now I will ask if I can add your blog to my blogroll... Thanks in advance!

I'm not that crazy, I swear! :D

Jeni said...

I think we read the same Psych book -or theory -or whatever the heck it might be -or does that come under the header of "learned behavior" that we self-teach? Yeah, Life is Good - better than the alternatives -most of the time. Some days, I'm still working on applying that principle, other days, it just works all by itself.

Jeni said...

I think we read the same Psych book -or theory -or whatever the heck it might be -or does that come under the header of "learned behavior" that we self-teach? Yeah, Life is Good - better than the alternatives -most of the time. Some days, I'm still working on applying that principle, other days, it just works all by itself.

Gina said...

I don't have another blog, although sometimes I wish I did.

I hope that whatever is going on can resolve itself and that your shirt will be the absolute truth.

get zapped said...

You made me smile. I needed this reminder and I will make it my mantra. Peace to you and thanks!

Maria said...

I have another blog too. It is a notebook in a locked cabinet. If I die and my family finds it, they will surely know that I was actually completely bat shit when I was masquerading as okay.....

If you need to tell us about it, you will...if not, keep it safe.

mitzh said...

I also have a private online journal which I rarely visit. Maybe because I am the kind of person who likes talking about it, out loud, just with my husband of course.

And also maybe I still find solace in writing it down (the old fashion ways, always seem to work for me).

Your blog is indeed refreshing, unlike some. ;P

Anyway, life is indeed good!

cjh said...

I hope your undisclosed issue works out.

I've been struggling with the blog lately because there are things I just didn't want people to read. Thanks for reminding me that I can just dig out the journals and still write there, too.

mks said...

Ahhh I so understand "the other blog" and then for me there is yet still the "paper blog" where I write about work things that I am too paranoid might be read online.

I hope whatever is going on will work out best for you. Fingers crossed and wishing on a star.

jenica said...

hey, if you ever need to talk about this away from blogland, i'm here! xoxo

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